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Julia Lisenby Rivers

October 13, 1936 — September 16, 2022


Julia Lisenby Rivers


Chesterfield, SC


Mrs. Julia Rae Lisenby Rivers, age 85, entered into eternal rest on Friday, September 16, 2022. Funeral services will be 4:00 PM Monday, September 19, 2022 at Hopewell Baptist Church by The Honorable Pastor Richie Yow and Pastor Mark Phillips with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will greet friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Sunday, September 18, 2022 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. Rivers was born October 13, 1936 a daughter of the late Robert “Bob” Clarence and Ella Armenta Wallace Lisenby. A member of Hopewell Baptist Church, Julia enjoyed working in her flowers and yard, picking up magnolia leaves, and loved her pictures. She could be found watching Golden Girls, the Gamecocks, or racing on television. Julia loved spending time with family, eating out, and shopping. She will be remembered as a woman that loved to talk, that gave the best hugs, and her children and grandchildren were her greatest loves.

Mrs. Rivers was preceded in death by her parents listed above; husband, Lester Delano Rivers and her sister, Juanita Lisenby Gulledge.

Surviving to cherish her memories are her sons, Lester “Hatch” (Tammy) Rivers of Chesterfield, SC, Ricky (Latrice) Rivers of Chesterfield, SC, David (Amy) Rivers of Jefferson, SC, Eric (Kathy) Rivers of Chesterfield, SC; daughter, Dana (Scott) Tucker of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren; Amy (Scott) Teeters of Ohio, Heather (Will) Rivers of Chesterfield, SC, Amber (Clint Nettles) Rivers of Pamplico, SC, Travis (Lizzy) Rivers of Chesterfield, SC, Jennifer (Jason) Stafford of Chesterfield, SC, Meagan (Scott) Allen of Hamlet, NC, Anna Tucker and fiancé (Adam Caskey) of Chesterfield, SC, Olivia (Deklan Woodell) Tucker of Chesterfield, SC, Lane Rivers of Cheraw, SC, Jessica (Trey) Ashton of Gibson, NC, Dillon ( Ashlyn) Rivers of Chapin, SC, Katie Rivers and fiancé (Noah Campbell) of Chesterfield, SC, Gracie Rivers of Chesterfield, SC, Logan Rivers of Chesterfield, SC, Connor Rivers of Jefferson, SC; 8 great-grandchildren; sisters, Margaret Gause of Florence, SC and Bobbie (Robert) Oakley of Chesterfield, SC; in addition to numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Ms. Mary Miles Faulkenberry of Mcleod ICU and the staff of the Mcleod Hospice House for their loving care.

Memorials may be made to the hospice facility of one’s choice.  

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC ( is serving the Rivers family.


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Past Services


Sunday, September 18, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Miller Rivers Caulder Funeral Home

318 East Main St., Chesterfield, SC 29709

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Funeral Service

Monday, September 19, 2022

Starts at 4:00 pm

Hopewell Baptist Church

15084 SC-9, Chesterfield, SC 29709

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